The debut cookbook from the Saveur blog award-winning Internet expert on making eating cheap dependably delicious
As a college grad during the recent great recession, Beth Moncel found herself, like so many others, broke. Unwilling to sacrifice eating healthy and well—and armed with a degree in nutritional science—Beth began tracking her costs with obsessive precision, and soon cut her grocery bill in half. Eager to share her tips and recipes, she launched her blog, Budget Bytes. Soon the blog received millions of readers clamoring for more.
Beth’s eagerly awaited cookbook proves cutting back on cost does not mean cutting back on taste. Budget Bytes has more than 100 simple, healthy, and delicious recipes, including Greek Steak Tacos, Coconut Chicken Curry, Chorizo Sweet Potato Enchilada, and Teriyaki Salmon with Sriracha Mayonnaise, to name a few. It also contains expert principles for saving in the kitchen—including how to combine inexpensive ingredients with expensive to ensure that you can still have that steak you’re craving and information to help anyone get acquainted with his or her kitchen and get maximum use out of the freezer. Whether you’re urban or rural, vegan or paleo, Budget Bytes is guaranteed to delight both the palate and the pocketbook.
“It doesn’t matter who you are–college student, young professional, new parents, seniors; watching your pennies or rich as Croesus–“Budget Bytes” is one of those rare books that is meant for absolutely everyone; the recipes are remarkable in their scope, simplicity, flavor, and cost-consciousness, proving once again that “real food” never has to break the bank. I adored this book!”
–Elissa Altman, author of “Poor Man’s Feast”
“Quick and delicious recipes, easy-to-follow instruction, and priceless cost-cutting tips from the queen of eating well on a dime. A great addition to any kitchen!”
–Antonia Lofaso, author of “The Busy Mom’s Cookbook”
“Budget Bytes” demystifies how to eat home-cooked meals without sacrificing taste or your wallet.”
–Rebecca Lando, author of “The Working Class Foodies Cookbook ”
“Affordable ingredients and fabulous, easy recipes all in one delicious, healthy cookbook.”
–Holly Clegg, author of the “Trim&TERRIFIC” cookbook series
About the Author
Beth Moncel has a B.S. in nutritional science and dietetics and a B.S. in clinical laboratory science from Louisiana State University. Her blog, Budget Bytes, won the 2016 Best How-To Food Blog Award from Saveur magazine. She lives in New Orleans.